Bukowski is a 1973 documentary film produced by Taylor Hackford and directed by Richard Davies.


Bukowski follows Los Angeles poet Charles Bukowski to San Francisco on 21 November 1973, for a poetry reading. The full 46-minute documentary begins with footage of Bukowski in his Los Angeles home and neighborhood as he discusses his history as a postal worker as well as his approach to and perspective on poetry. The film then shows him flying with Linda King to San Francisco for the poetry reading followed by interactions with attendees after the show. One night the window of his room is broken during a fight between some guests and then a fight between Charles and Linda causes her to leave. Interviews follow with Liza and Linda about their relationship with Charles. Bukowski is shown betting at the track and explaining his betting strategy.